Canada-based fintech agency BlockCrushr has filed a lawsuit in New York accusing blockchain tech firm ConsenSys of stealing commerce secrets and techniques.
BlockCrushr claims that ConsenSys launched an Ether (ETH)-based recurring funds platform referred to as ‘Daisy Funds’ at some point earlier than the Canadian agency launched its personal product.
BlockCrushr was a participant within the Consensys Tachyon Accelerator program and accuses the elder agency of posing as an advocate and mentor earlier than replicating the startup’s proprietary know-how. “Defendants launched Daisy Funds by leveraging the commerce secrets and techniques Burke and Redden disclosed throughout the Tachyon accelerator program,” the criticism asserts.
BlockCrushr participates in accelerator
The criticism asserts that ConsenSys invested $100,000 in BlockCrushr to again the launch of its platform. After being invited to take part in ConsenSys’ Tachyon accelerator program, the criticism says that BlockCrushr’s founders Andrew Redden and Scott Burke “uprooted their lives” and relocated to California in September 2018 to take part within the incubator.
BlockCrushr claims that ConsenSys was supplied with entry to “each facet of its advertising and marketing, monetary, technical and regulatory technique,” along with the code for its funds platform.
“BlockCrushr additionally shared its predominant asset: the supply code and proprietary technical resolution to its recurring funds platform,” the criticism states.
ConsenSys ceased communication
Nevertheless, in early March 2019, ConsenSys allegedly “abruptly ceased their communications with BlockCrushr and its workforce.” BlockCrushr claims that ConesenSys failed to offer extra funding it had beforehand promised, ensuing within the agency shedding a number of of its workers. Regardless of discovering new buyers, BlockCrushr sought renewed curiosity from ConsenSys, and revealed the product’s deliberate launch date throughout correspondence on July 23, 2019.
The go well with seeks a everlasting injunction, damages, authorized bills, and disgorgement of earnings gleamed from the alleged theft of BlockCrushr’s know-how.
Cointelegraph contacted ConsenSys for remark, nonetheless, had not acquired a response as of press time.